By the end of this utterly satisfying musical evening (September 28, 2014) at the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, the stage was filled with happy individualists — not a repeater pencil or copycat in sight. The cast of characters was Tamar Korn, vocal; Dennis Lichtman, clarinet; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Craig Ventresco, guitar; Meredith Axelrod, vocal and ukulele; Jerron Paxton, piano; Tal Ronen, string bass. I think that’s an accurate census of the people, not all of them appearing on each number, and some of them audible rather than visible.
In retrospect, it feels like a combination jam session – hootenanny – revival meeting – improvisational theatre piece. . . . unique and fulfilling. And even though those of us who have followed Tamar for the past five years or more know these songs (the first three: NEW YORK is a new favorite) the stage was alight with fresh energies.
For those who missed this glorious constellation of musical comets and asteroids, whether live or on video, here are the first two parts of this evening.
THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE:
WHEN YOU WORE A TULIP (Ms. Korn in bliss, announced freely):
DO THE NEW YORK:
Rarely do I use the word “unforgettable” about an event I’ve attended, but this evening solidly fits that description. Blessings on the artists and the generous people at Jalopy who made this evening happen.
May your happiness increase!